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  1. Q&A: ‘Happy Christmas’ Director Joe Swanberg on C...

    John Lopez

    Somewhere in the last few years, "mumblecore" went from aesthetic insult to defiant badge to legitimate entry in our collective film consciousness. Now it's all but ready for wiki-history books, and if you need proof, just look at Joe...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  2. 'The Leftovers' Despair-o-meter: Ranking the 10 Most De...

    John Lopez

    Do you have too much joy in your life right now? Bored by endless summer nights sipping crisp, tart sangria with friends and loved ones? Have you been occasionally forgetting to twist in anguish over the cruel vicissitudes of fate? Fortunately,&n...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  3. Four Lessons From This Year’s Disastrous Fourth of July Box...

    John Lopez

    Maybe Americans have finally, truly, deeply embraced Futbol: The Beautiful Game. At least that's the excuse some pundits are pitching to explain this Fourth of July's massive box office boner: "because World Cup.&...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  4. Dissecting 'Third Person,' 'Crash,' ...

    John Lopez

    If you want to start a knife fight with a film nerd, casually suggest that Crash 100 percent deserved its Best Picture Oscar for its profound examination of contemporary race relations. (Personally, I think Avenue...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  5. Did ‘Blended’ Bombing Finally Blow Up the Adam Sandle...

    John Lopez

    Remember when Adam Sandler was a Teflon-coated moneymaker whose lowest-common-denominator comedies could shrug off a locust plague's worth of bad reviews and still bank $100 million at the box office? Well, no longer. This Memorial Day week...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  6. Spidey vs. Seth: How ‘Neighbors’ Buried ‘The Am...

    John Lopez

    [Note: This post contains spoilers. If you haven't seen the movies, proceed at your own risk.] "Dude, Zac Efron totally just beat up Spider-Man and took his Lunchables" was the subtext of pretty much every box-office...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  7. Q&A: 'Neighbors' Director Nick Stoller on Seth Roge...

    John Lopez

    Nick Stoller's a rare director: Somehow he's carved a niche for himself making raucous studio comedies that gut-punch your funny bone without feeling like they sold their souls for a fart joke. For all the gross-out gags and profa...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  8. Hot Property: Let’s Turn Michael Lewis’s Best-Selling...

    John Lopez

    After The Blind Side and Moneyball (and all their Oscar cachet), Michael Lewis could write a Yelp review and Hollywood would option it. That's just about what producer Scott Rudin did, acquiring Lewis's l...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  9. Holy Box Office: How ‘Noah’ Drowned Its Critics With ...

    John Lopez

    Make that a hat trick for Paramount. On three different occasions in less than a year, the peanut gallery of industry insiders has gleefully labeled an ambitious, big-budget film from that studio's stable...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  10. 'The Walking Dead' Recap: There's No 'I'...

    John Lopez

    If you're still showering off the moral sludge of last week's Walking Dead - wherein survivalist schoolmarm Carol Old Yeller'ed her tween psychopath protege Lizzie &...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  11. Five Things We Learned About 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2&rsquo...

    John Lopez

    Maybe it was because Tobey Maguire still hasn't lost that adorable baby fat in his cheeks, but when Sony released 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man with Andrew Garfield (directed by Marc Webb of (500) Days o...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  12. ‘The Walking Dead’ Recap: ‘The Grove’ Sen...

    John Lopez

    The Walking Dead is actually a lot like a zombie. It's a half-rotted, ravenous shell driven solely by its insatiable appetite for flesh/ratings. Sometimes it lumbers so awkwardly that you're tempted to run in lazy circles as it chases you ...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  13. Wade Phillips told McNairs to draft Manziel

    Tania Ganguli

    If you miss Thursdays with Wade Phillips, good news! The former Texans defensive coordinator spent about an hour on the radio this morning with Nick Wright and John Lopez, rehashing last season and looking forward. The guys asked him who the be...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  14. RTC: O'Brien talks quarterbacks

    Tania Ganguli

    Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... Nick Wright and John Lopez of Sports Radio 610 spoke with Bill O'Brien Tuesday about what he's looking for in the team's quarterback. He talked about flexibility and making sure his system fit the play...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  15. Q&A: True Detectives Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, th...

    John Lopez

    If you're looking to further chill the cockles of your heart this snow-swept January, HBO has something frosty mixing in its cocktail shaker: brutal, ritualistic murder with a dash of nihilist buddy comedy. True Detective premieres this weekend, the ...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  16. The Wolf of Wall Street: The Little Controversy That Could (and S...

    John Lopez

    The Wolf of Wall Street controversy has hit Defcon 2. Not only did Jonah Hill take a beat to defend the film at Variety’s annual You're The Best! brunch Creative Impact Awards, none other than Leonardo DiCaprio himself descended from the Olympi...

    Blog | January 07, 2014